Birstall - White Horse Inn
The landlord of this public house reported that a phantom female voice could be heard singing Christmas carols. A figure resembling a nun has been spotted in the back of the building, near the public toilets.
Boltby - Road leading into village
June 2012, around midnight
One witness in a car reported seeing a white woman wearing an old fashioned party dress, although the woman's legs disappeared below the knee and the face was blurred. The witness said it was like watching a 'replay', and although the witness's car headlights did not illuminate the figure, the woman was visible against the darkness of the environment.
Boltby Bank - Track between Bilsdale & Thirsk
Murdered by her husband before he escaped to mainland Europe, this lady once haunted a hall that stood nearby. Once demolished, she took to haunting the surrounding area.
Bolton Abbey - Bolton Priory - area between abbey and ruins of priory
18 August 1912
This figure trudges across the land, forever carrying on with an unknown task that connects the two buildings. The apparition was last seen in the rectory by Lord Hartington, who said the figure had a round faced and was unshaven.
Boroughbridge - Standing Stones, in a field near Aldborough
Legend - Old Nick
Stones still present
These large standing stones are said to have been thrown by Old Nick at Aldborough, an old Christian settlement that once stood here. After failing to hit his target, the Devil hanged himself from the largest stone!
Boroughbridge - Great North Road (A1), between town and Scotch Corner
This former highwayman, wearing a coat so long it almost drags along the ground, is still thought to lay in wait for the unwary along this stretch of road.
Bowes - Castle ruins
Murdered by an angry mob, these Romans all died before any could reveal where they stashed their gold. While their ghosts are now said to show the location of the treasure, those who see them die before they can share the secret.
Bowes Moor - Old Spital Inn (currently a farmhouse?)
One of the few places the Hand of Glory has been used. This item is made from the hand of a murderer, with candles placed between each finger. Once these are lit, every person asleep in an area remains unconscious until the flames are extinguished by milk. A band of robbers tried to use the hand while burgling this inn, though a maid was still awake when the candles were lit; she doused them with milk, enabling the landlord to wake and scare the robbers off with his shotgun.
Bowland - Bowland Hall
Removing this macabre item from the hall results in a sudden increase in the family mortality rate. Hence, it stays.
Bowland - Bashall Eaves
Murdered in 1934 by persons unknown, John's ghost has been reported flitting around the site where he was found.
Bradfield - Strines Inn
Situated on the moors west of Sheffield, this isolated inn is reportedly home to a phantom grey lady.
Bradfield - Apronful of Stones
Legend - Old Nick
As the name of the place suggests, this ancient monument was created when the Devil dropped an apron full of stones while on route to one of his many building projects.
Bradford - Bradford Football Club
January 1905, around midnight
After spotting a light in the pavilion, groundsman Jennings investigated and spotted a man in the team's colours within the building. Jennings summoned a police officer and upon returning to the site, no light or man could be found, and everything was locked up. Some believed the figure was Jack Hawkcridge, a former player at the club who had died a few days previous.
Bradford - Theatre Royal
The location he last played before dying, Irving is still said to walk the floor at the theatre.
Bradford - Paper Hall, near Church Bank
This figure donned in shiny white armour was seen holding a spear and whistling merrily by a man walking past the hall.
Bradford - Mount Royd
Photographed by a local girl, two bodiless heads can be seen in a night-time image, floating along the street. Due to the blurred image, however, there could be a rational explanation. See Fortean Times issue 123 for the photograph.
Bradford - Dog & Gun public house, Wibsey
Said to be 'historically haunted', although by what is unclear, this public house featured in the local press after CCTV caught 'orbs' in the cellar and bar (most likely to be created by dust and a strong light source close to the lens).
Bradford - Club house at the West Bowling Golf Club
A ghostly figure in a grey suit was seen by a barmaid in the women's toilet. The caretaker reported seeing balls move around the snooker table late at night, and hearing footsteps in an empty locker room.
Bradford - Bolling Hall
1600s and 2010
The Earl of Newcastle once had Bradford under siege and took up residence in the Hall until the battle was truly won. However, the ghostly grey lady appeared to him several times over four nights and begged him to release the town. The Earl did so. Another ghost here has been named as Richard Oastler, who promised he would return to the hall if there really was an afterlife... In 2010, John Holmes took a photograph which showed a strange female face in a bedroom.
Bradford - Cottingley, fields around
Becoming world famous, the handful of fairy photographs taken here by the girls Elsie & Frances are still a bone of contention in the fortean world. The book by Joe Cooper, 'The Case of the Cottingley Fairies', is worth reading for further (and very detailed) information.
Bradford - Skies above town
1982 / 83
A large bird seen in the skies above the town was originally identified as an eagle or an escaped condor by its witnesses; twenty years later a few of them claimed it to have been a pterodactyl.
Bradley - White Cross Inn
This ghost, though to be a former landlord, would flush the toilet late at night, and create puddles of water and beer in places where these liquids could not possibly form naturally.
Bradshaw - Field (exact location withheld)
Strange 'reaper-like' figures were spotted by children. The black-clad, hooded figures herded cattle in a nearby field, causing confusion and upset amongst the children. Adults with the children were unable to see the figures. Thirty years later, one of the witnesses shared the story with a friend who lived near the field, who said that they had also seen the figures.
Bridlington - South beach - sea
Early December 2014, morning
A couple walking their dog spotted an old sailing ship anchored off the coast. One of the witnesses, a ship enthusiast, thought it to be a modern replica. Periodically looking back at the vessel while walking away, as the witnesses stepped off the beach, they realised the ship had vanished. The enthusiast used ship tracking websites to try to identify the ship, but no such vessel was in the area.
Bridlington - Sea and general area
St John was the Prior of the local church, with several miracles attributed to him during his life. He once spotted a fishing boat in trouble in Bridlington Bay - he walked out on the sea and pulled it to safety.